Yep, The Internet is Getting Busier

Sandvine, a Canadian company that measures such things, confirnmed in a new report that North American Internet traffic grew by 120% over the last year.  That’s a lot.

Much of this increase has to do with so many of us using smart phones and tablets.  But a big whack of this traffic–a full 33%–was sucked up by Netflix.

And it gets more interesting.  Some 65% of all bandwidth between 9pm and midnight is due to audio and video streaming.  If I’m a cable company, I’m concerned.

On anotther notes, BitTorrent traffic was responsible for 16% of all bandwidth.

Read the report here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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